Fortify Enchant potion isn't working

#1masumane2Posted 11/27/2011 10:22:01 PM
I use the potion, I know it only lasts 30 seconds so I hurry up and do it... but with or without the potion, I can only make a necklace that improves my alchemy by 17%

The potion does NOTHING. Do I need to make a different potion or something? The potions effect says it makes enchanting 8% stronger but when I'm actually enchanting, the stats are totally unchanged
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#2masumane2(Topic Creator)Posted 11/27/2011 10:29:32 PM
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#3masumane2(Topic Creator)Posted 11/27/2011 10:43:28 PM
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#4bamfcopterPosted 11/27/2011 10:47:02 PM
Don't bother with potions until your skill is higher. 8% of 17 is insignificant.
#5xR4zorwirexPosted 11/27/2011 10:49:40 PM
the calculations are completely wrong (or misleading) but it does work, just not until a high level.
Heres why i say this, i have fairly high stats, 100enchant, 50ish alchemy. I made an enchantment for something that upped i think HP or a resistance of some kind by 50 pts. When taking a Fortify Enchant Potion that increased it by 25% i was rewarded with the same enchantment doing 51pts. Thats not 25%, it's 2%.
I'm not sure how its calculated but its wrong, at least under 100 skill level.
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#6masumane2(Topic Creator)Posted 11/27/2011 10:55:15 PM
OK I had a feeling that something was wrong. My enchant is at 65 I think and my Alchemy is at about 45.

Its so stupid, why doesn't the potion do what it says it does... Why do they gotta ****ing lie?
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#7SahuaginPosted 11/27/2011 10:58:07 PM

From: xR4zorwirex | #005
the calculations are completely wrong (or misleading) but it does work, just not until a high level.
Heres why i say this, i have fairly high stats, 100enchant, 50ish alchemy. I made an enchantment for something that upped i think HP or a resistance of some kind by 50 pts. When taking a Fortify Enchant Potion that increased it by 25% i was rewarded with the same enchantment doing 51pts. Thats not 25%, it's 2%.
I'm not sure how its calculated but its wrong, at least under 100 skill level.


it's probably +25% of base, not sure if that makes a difference
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#8bamfcopterPosted 11/27/2011 11:26:09 PM
The potion bonus seems to stack with the rest of the enchanting bonuses from skill level and perks.

Let's say you have a base chant of +20 health. Having 100 skill gives around double the effect (+100%), and perks can net you +125%. That puts you at ~+65 health. The potion adds another 25% to give you +250% instead of +225%, which is only ~+70 health. You'll never get a dramatic effect from a potion like that, especially if it's just 8%.